Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks

March 9, 2015 - photo frame

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London-based Nick Leith-Smith Architecture + Design built a timber frame family home in only 10 weeks, replacing an existent post-war bungalow in Berkshire. The environmentally accessible chateau is 240-square-meters and sits on a designated inundate zone, requiring a chateau to be placed on a 1-meter-high section plinth. The serve of such tallness creates a separate turn between a garage and opening level, adding abyss to an differently calm element palette.

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The section cladding of a plinth contrasts with a categorical volume of a house, that is rendered and clad in larch timber. Nick Leith-Smith Architecture + Design describes a ensuing cultured as “pared down and minimal,” and contemplative of a firm’s evil bargain of “contemporary craft, materials and form.”

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Generous steel-framed glazing and high vaulted ceilings concede plenty healthy light and irradiate a elongated steer lines combined by a home’s floorplan. Standing in a opening hall, one is concurrently afforded views of a garden and by a skylight during a roof’s apex. The interior assumes an open-plan pattern in sequence to maximize visibility, with a kitchen, dining room, and vital area combining one space.

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An importance on craftsmanship and tactility undercuts a four-bedroom home, as evident in a domestic ash and potion staircase joining a initial and belligerent floors. This courtesy to fact is done all a some-more worthy by the project’s execution in a small fragment of a time typically compulsory by a chateau of a kind. In 10 brief weeks, a joist support chateau was built roughly in a entirety; during this time a structure was erected, entirely outwardly clad, and roofed. Internally, floors were laid and bedrooms partitioned, and propitious with electrics and plumbing.

A serve 8 weeks were compulsory for a construction of a aforementioned flood-safe section plinth, with joinery, kitchens, bathrooms, and finishes and other detailing finished after a ten-week initial construction period.

Architects: Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design
Architect In Charge: Nick Leith-Smith
Project Manager: David Crofts
Timber Frame Contractor: English Brothers
Roofing Contractor: Angus Roofing
Windows And Doors: Brill Saw Mills
Structural Engineers: MMP Design
Area: 240.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design


Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Photo by Quintin Lake. Image Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks Ground Floor Plan

Ground Floor Plan

Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks First Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks Side Elevation

Side Elevation

Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks Rear Elevation

Rear Elevation

Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

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Nick Leith-Smith Builds Timber Frame Family Home in 10 Weeks Courtesy of Nick Leith-Smith Architecture+Design

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